From April 10 – 21, 2023, the director of the National Oncology Institute, Mária Rečková, M.D., PhD, participated in a working meeting at Indiana University Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center (IU-SCCC) in Indianapolis, IN, and in James Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, OH.
This business trip focused on mapping the possibilities of cooperation between the National Cancer Institute, National Oncology Institute and American comprehensive cancer centers, with IU-SCCC focusing more on development and OSU more on searching for options for eventual cooperation.
A Memorandum on Academic Cooperation was signed between IU-SCCC and NCI/NOI In July 2022, building on long-term cooperation which started by my first UICC grant fellowship in 2006 as well as subsequent UICC fellowships or personal meetings, as well as fellowships of Assoc. Prof. Chovanec, M.D., who moved the cooperation toward common research projects. The Memorandum on Cooperation from 2022 has two main initial set goals. The first is to organize a joint symposium at NCI and the second to share knowledge via foreign exchanges. The business trip which took place focused on developing these basic objectives.More information